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  • Absurd Questions All Religion Majors Get Asked

    October 19, 2018

      An online essay about life as a religious studies major    

  • Talk on PHRE as a path to law school

    October 15, 2018

    Please join us for the following talk by a Truman Philosophy and Religion alum:

  • Alum wins counseling ambassadorship

    August 16, 2018

    In the summer of 2018 Philosophy and Religion alum Sam Walk earned a coveted ambassadorship with the American School Counselor Association. See the details here.

  • Philosophy and Religion Professor Earns Academic Innovation Award

    June 1, 2018

    Chad Mohler, professor of philosophy and religion, was one of the Spring 2018 winners of the Truman Academic Innovation Award. He uses argument maps as a tool to aid critical thinking. To better appreciate the relations among the parts of philosophical arguments, students in his Introduction to Philosophy course construct graphical visualizations of the arguments […]

  • Religious studies honorary inducts members

    May 29, 2018

    Three Philosophy and Religion graduating seniors— Devin Gant, Alex Moellering and Sydney Moxley— were inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa (TAK) on May 9, 2018.  TAK is the national honor society for students engaged in religious studies. See the Truman Today article for additional info.   Pictured, from left to right: Ding-hwa Hsieh, Dereck Daschke, Devin […]

  • Truman’s 2018 Educator of the Year: a PHRE professor!

    April 20, 2018

    Dr. Chad Mohler was selected as Truman’s 2018 Educator of the Year. See the related Truman Today article.

  • Dr. Mohler wins Academic Innovation Award

    Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Janet Gooch presents Philosophy and Religion professor Chad Mohler with one of Truman’s 2018 Academic Innovation Awards.   In April 2018 Philosophy and Religion’s Dr. Chad Mohler won the Academic Professional Development Center’s Academic Innovation Award for his teaching project, “Argument Maps as a Tool to Aid Critical […]

  • 2018 PHRE Senior Capstone Presentations

    March 27, 2018

      2018 Philosophy and Religion Senior Capstone Presentations *  *  *  All sessions in BH 101  *  *  * Open to the public.  All are welcome!   Monday, April 9 5:00 p.m. ALEXANDER C. MOELLERING, “Advocating the Apophatic Approach: Bridging the Gap Between Early Buddhist Philosophy and Modern Christian Theism” 5:30 p.m. KAITLYN A. WILLING, […]

  • PHRE alumna to offer talk to current PHRE seniors

    March 7, 2018

    On March 27, Lisa Gilbert, a PHRE alumna, will speak to the PHRE senior seminar students about life after Truman.

  • A new PHRE faculty publication

    Congratulations to Dr. Mike Ashcraft on the recent publication of his book, A Historical Introduction to the Study of New Religious Movements, in the Routledge New Religions series.